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Mummiform falcon

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Hawk's head; wood covered with white priming and color; dull reddish brown body; white face and breast; blue on top of head; details in black; chipped.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.


Overall: 7 x 3.5 x 10.4 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World